I have a health concern that I am really lost trying to narrow down, hope you can offer suggestions of things to look into.
The past couple of years, when I believe I catch a virus, I feel so incredibly, severely run down, fatigued and foggy, yet exhibit almost no "traditional" cold symptoms. I also seem to get sick with every virus going around or just when other people even mention them. I am on day 2 of this for this month, had a slight sore throat and just a little runny nose but mostly feel very run down, queasy. Temp is only 98.3 degrees.
For example, I have been sick 4 times in the past 6 months. At the beginning of Jan, Feb, March and now June, I have had this feeling. Since it's the same time of the month, I'm wondering if it's hormone related (or maybe just a coincidence).
When I get sick I normally take lots of herbs, with capsules, tea and a tincture. I take a homeopathic remedy and drink lots of bone broth. I used to think getting run down for a couple of days without the other symptoms meant I was fighting it off better, but with each one I feel worse and am starting to wonder if there is an issue with my immune system. Although a runny nose, cough and fever are uncomfortable, that is a healthy/normal reaction, right? And this feeling is far worse than typical cold symptoms.
So I'm really not sure if this is an immune thing, hormone thing, or what, so I don't even know which kind of doctor to seek out for help. Your ideas and suggestions are appreciated.
Other pertinent info: I'm a 31 year old female, who in the past year healed serious gut dysbiosis and discovered I have very low cortisol levels. 2 months ago I started an adrenal healing protocol and stopped using caffeine for over 40 days, now just a couple of cups of tea a week and no coffee. I eat paleo with limited cultured dairy and have one gluten-free but grain pizza a month. Moderate alcohol. Celiac/gluten reactive.
Signed confused and feeling like shite in Colorado : (